Windows users received an email from LinkedIn earlier this year, indicating that the Microsoft-owned social network was cutting down an older app clients and removing its Windows Phone app from the store.
A spokesperson for the company issued the following comment, after an avalanche of unfavorable responses were aimed at LinkedIn’s decision:
“Earlier today some Windows users of the LinkedIn app mistakenly received an email stating that we would be retiring the older version of the flagship app. Users accessing LinkedIn through the Windows version of the app are not affected, and older versions of the app on the Windows phone will continue to work normally. Additionally, new Windows users can still download the app.”
However this did not prevent Microsoft from removing the abandoned app later in the year. Microsoft has now pulled LinkedIn from the Windows Store, and users are not able to install it from the store, nor via store search, an app link or from the Store history page.
As the app was a Silverlight app, it is believed that Microsoft would have eventually made it redundant since the company has moved to support only universal apps moving forward.
Windows Phone users are able to still use LinkedIn via Edge.
The above article was sourced from MSPoweruser.com.